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rFactor 2 – 80s Formula One Cars Coming

Image Space Incorporated’s Tim Wheatley has revealed that rFactor 2 users can look forward to two classical Formula One cars that will join the simulation.

Image Space Incorporated’s Tim Wheatley has revealed that rFactor 2 users can look forward to two classical Formula One cars that will join the simulation.

The current open beta of rFactor 2 already includes a historic 60s Formula One car, in the future these will be joined by two cars from the 80s – One from 1984 and one from 1988.

There might even be a third car from the same manufacturer, a full season set of cars however is no possibility due to licensing restrictions.

Fans of historical F1 machinery will have to wait a little longer though as the two new cars, whose exact identity hasn’t been revealed yet, aren’t on top of the development schedule due to more modern cars being added first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lasse.j.ougaard Lasse Jakobi Ougaard

    Very cool, those are some mad racing cars! I hope they can match the level of the Formula Classic in Game Stock Car. That’s probably the coolest formula I’ve ever driven in a sim! 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/Dahie Daniel S.

    Where did Tim say that?

  • http://twitter.com/6e66o 6e66o

    New content is always welcome.
    But I´m looking forward to bug fixes, new features and general polishment even more.

    • Anonymous

      Same here, however right now we have literally almost no cars to play with so I welcome this.

      • Ricoo

         Almost no cars!:

        Renault Megan,
        Nissan 370 z,
        Nissan GTR,
        Renault Formula 3.5,
        several old formula 3,
        several Old formula 1,

        and to that you can had the trainer.

        That’s already enough cars to race during hundred of hours.

      • Anonymous

        Depends how much you like the cars. Sure, you can race hundreds of hours with single car if you love it, there are few cars in rf1 I drove > 10 000km with. But I personally only like old f1, f3 and 370z so for me there are 3 cars. Plus yeah I’m one of those who like to hoard hundreds of cars, and compare laptimes on many tracks 😛

      • Boss Player

        people are too fussy, as long as the model don’t have bugs I would drive ANYTHING. Megane Trophy and Nissan GTR are great cars, would love to drive them in real life.
        And when I look for an rFactor mod, my only criteria is QUALITY. I’ll drive whatever is worth driving.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

      Content doesn’t delay coding, different people do it.

      • http://twitter.com/6e66o 6e66o

         I know, just saying that i look more forward to it 🙂

      • http://twitter.com/StarFoXySxv550 StarFoXySxv550

        Thank you for that statement Tim, some people (not 6e66o) find this impossible to believe. 

      • Anonymous

        lol! yes… I’m sure 6e66o needs to be educated on how game development works….

      • http://twitter.com/StarFoXySxv550 StarFoXySxv550

        Which is why I said “some people (not 6e66o)”….? 
        I thought I made that clear. Am I being trolled?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2FQG7Y7T7UL6DE3NBDKRBTXFGM Luke Longnecker

    I’d much rather get modern F3 cars, but I sure there are people who will be excited about this announcement.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

      The original post on our forums stated that the historic cars are licensed, but production won’t happen before more modern cars are built.

  • http://twitter.com/Floptickle Martin Rasmussen

     One from 88, eh? Not bad 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Schmidt/100001406158677 Justin Schmidt

    the question is. does this mean that isi will implement proper simulation of a turbo?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

      Everything should be ready by the time these get close. FYI, only one of the cars mentioned (the 1984 one) was a turbo.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Schmidt/100001406158677 Justin Schmidt

        “if the bit about licensing is about the formula 1 car then it’s not a mclaren. the cars could be benetton/toleman(toleman is emotional because of sennas monaco drive in 84)or tyrell.”

        ah! so i could be right with what i wrote in that comment

  • http://www.facebook.com/bartstroobants Bart Stroobants

    @Justin Schmidt: I was just about to post that!

  • Anonymous

    “a full season set of cars however is possibility due to licensing restrictions.”

    Wait, I’m confused. Is possible, or is NOT possible? Restrictions implies not possible.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

      It’s not possible, and never will be possibly to get a full grid, mainly because contacting the all current license holders is impossible. One of the licenses I’ve signed, the team has been through five different owners and I had to get permission from all of them. 

      • Anonymous

        I figured that was the case, particularly with F1.

        Perhaps you can shed some light on other series. We see no sims which do both breadth and depth of cars in one package. Either it is one car from each set of rules, or it’s a game based around just one or two series. Would you say that’s mostly driven by sim racers wanting variety, or licensing difficulties?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

        Licensing. The series doesn’t often have control over all the manufacturers (just F1 does, afaik). If you wanted to do a NASCAR sim, for example, you need to license the NASCAR name, then you need to license each track, each car, and you may need to work on licensing each driver name and associated sponsor. It’s a LOT easier to do one car and the tracks, then the series if you want to (like another software has).

      • Boss Player

        I’m perfectly ok with one single car and a set of skins. From my experience it always lead to close and fun racing.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Schmidt/100001406158677 Justin Schmidt

        if the bit about licensing is about the formula 1 car then it’s not a mclaren. the cars could be benetton/toleman(toleman is emotional because of sennas monaco drive in 84)or tyrell.

  • Marco Conti

    To me racing Classic F1 is as much driving the car I am on as it is racing against the historic machinery I used to see on TV with my Grandfather as a kid. Especially for F1 cars in the 70’s the wild difference in body styles and engines was a eye candy in itself. In the 80’s they become a bit more uniform but a far cry from the sameness of the modern F1 cars. In a why, that makes it easier to field a credible F1 field nowadays, but I hope that if ISI releases 80’s and (can I dream?) 70’s cars there will be talented modders to make up the rest of the fields of the various seasons.

    For league play, they can simply use the same physics for each body style and leave it at that, but I would also love to have some years produced as historically accurate in terms of performance.

    On another note, it would be nice to also get some period tracks as well.

  • Vinicius Albuquerque

    88? MP4/4 !

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Krzysztof-Urban/100000662962796 Krzysztof Urban

      Would be awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/Gilles_V_Fan_27 Clive Lomax

    Personally, I cant wait for this, Last night I downloaded the F1 1982 season for Rfactor1, Beautiful graphics but some FPS issues.

    Then I booted up the 1985 Season, after tweaking my pedal settings,(Turbo cars rev fast!) the Joy of Heel – toeing a Turbo F1 car into corners and sliding it out is what gets me hot about sims, forget paddle shift F1…..70’s and 80’s F1 is what its all about!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696231679 Ole Marius Myrvold

    Somehow I feel that this is a car that comes from a team that is gone. Arrows, Tyrrell or Ligier.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

      No, but I’m not sure what you’re trying to say there. You have to get licensing regardless as someone still owns those cars.

      • http://twitter.com/Gilles_V_Fan_27 Clive Lomax

        If it has an emotional tie it MUST be the MP4/4

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

        There was an “or” in there.

      • http://www.competauto.com/ Theroro29

         Why don’t you use Renault sport Formula one cars?
        Renault company sold you licenses for free for Renault Clio, Renault Formula 3.5 and Renault Megane Trophy…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

        One licensing deal doesn’t mean anything towards any others.

        I disagree, but I have probably put more time into learning the nuances of the tires, etc, to get the car handling.

      • tgn motorsports

         not  true. the current car owner does not own copyright or licensing right. that is like saying owning a 1976 honda civic gives you license rights on a 1976 honda civic.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696231679 Ole Marius Myrvold

        Of course you have to get licensing. I just had a feeling that it would be a classic car, from a classic (but bankrupt/sold) team.

        But, I was wrong. Sadly 🙂

  • Anonymous

    “Thumbs up”

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